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The Premier League Clubs' Biggest Flops Of This Decade Have Been Named

The Premier League Clubs' Biggest Flops Of This Decade Have Been Named

Bebe, Fernando Torres and Andy Carroll have been named amongst the worst signings of the decade for Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool respectively.

TalkSPORT compiled the "most terrible buys" for each Premier League club across this decade, which would ultimately turn out to be "abysmal additions" to their squads.

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Ex-Liverpool talisman Torres, who retired from football in the summer, completed a sensational £50m from the Reds to Chelsea in 2011.

But the 35-year-old Spaniard failed to replicate his impact at Stamford Bridge, despite winning the Champions League and Europa League with the Blues.

TalkSPORT said Torres "remained a shadow of his former self" and wasn't the same striker that "terrorised Premier League defenders at Liverpool."

Following Torres' departure to Chelsea, Liverpool splashed out £35m on Carroll and made him the biggest transfer for a British footballer at the time.

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But the 30-year-old Newcastle striker failed to live up to his hefty price tag and was shipped out on loan to West Ham before he made the move permanent in 2013.

United splashed out £7.4m for Bebe, who arrived from Vitoria de Guimaraes in 2010 and turned out to be a major flop for the Red Devils.

Sir Alex Ferguson had only met the 29-year-old Portuguese midfielder the day before he arrived at Old Trafford.

And the recommendation to sign Bebe had come from his former assistant Carlos Queiroz.

Bebe's ill-fated spell at United ended with only seven appearances before he was shipped off to Benfica in 2014.

Posted below are talkSPORT's 20 worst signings for each Premier League club this decade.

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Arsenal: Andre Santos

Aston Villa: Charles N'Zogbia

Bournemouth: Lewis Grabban

Brighton and Hove Albion: Alireza Jahanbakhsh

Burnley: Matej Vydra

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Chelsea: Fernando Torres

Crystal Palace: Jordon Mutch

Everton: Yannick Bolasie

Leicester City: Islam Slimani

Liverpool: Andy Carroll

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Manchester City: Eliaquim Mangala

Manchester United: Bebe

Newcastle United: Siem de Jong

Norwich City: Ricky van Wolfswinkel

Sheffield United: Oli McBurnie

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Southampton: Dani Osvaldo

Tottenham Hotspur: Roberto Soldado

Watford: Andre Gray

West Ham United: Jordan Hugill

Wolverhampton Wanderers: Roger Johnson

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Topics: Manchester City, Watford, Liverpool, Football News, newcastle, Aston Villa, Leicester City, Chelsea, Football, Manchester United, Sheffield United, Southampton, Premier League, Everton, norwich city, West Ham, bournemouth, Arsenal, tottenham, Wolves, Burnley, Brighton, Crystal Palace

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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